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Calcium Deposits: I have calcium deposits right in the middle of my two front teeth. What is the best way to get rid of them? ...Visitor from NY

Answer:
There are many different ways to beautify the teeth and remove calcium deposits. It depends on how large they are and how deep.

Calcium deposits occur when there is a disturbance in the development of the teeth. The ameloblast (cells which make the hard white part of the teeth called enamel) when making the teeth add too much mineral to the mix and the result is a white or brown spot.

If the inner material of the tooth (Dentine) is discolored (such as when some type of medicines are taken or the disturbance in the development occurs later in life), the teeth will tend to have discoloration that appears to be very deep in the tooth (such as in the grey color teeth found in people who have taken tetracycline).

Teeth can be beautified by bleaching, gently removing the calcium deposit with air abrasion (a machine which blows quartz particles at a high speed), applying white colored filling material, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns.

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